07 28 2014
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Jackson, Rice Top List of Black Leaders

Jesse Jackson and Condoleezza Rice get the top support among Blacks asked to name the nation's "most important Black leader," according to an AP-America Online Black Voices poll. Next come former Secretary of State Colin Powell and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.


Many Blacks question whether any one person can wear the leadership mantle for such a large and diverse group of people. At the same time, two-thirds in the poll said leaders in their communities were effective representatives of their interests.


When Blacks were asked to come up with the person they considered "the most important Black leader," 15 percent chose Jackson, a civil rights activist who ran for president in the 1980s; while 11 percent picked Secretary of State Rice; 8 percent chose former Secretary of State Powell; and 6 percent named Obama, a freshman Democratic senator from Illinois.


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Celebrate the Past, Remember Unfinished Business

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"Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history."


So said Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D., the scholar and historian who is called "The Father of Black History," and who founded Negro History Week in 1926 to help give this record and inspiration to other Black Americans.

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Dean Calls for Black History Commitment Beyond a Single Month

WASHINGTON—Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean issued the following statement in celebration of Black History Month:

"Eighty years ago, Dr. Carter G. Woodson launched what we now celebrate as Black History Month. His goal was to shine a light on the richness and depth of the African American community and its invaluable contributions to the fabric of America.


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Personal Black History Begins in the Home

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Blacks should be grateful for Black History Month, during which the peculiar and powerful histories of people of African descent are brought to the world's attention. It is a time to reflect on the lives and legacies of Black freedom fighters that fought and won battles of every kind in every age for the noble purpose of empowering their people socially, economically, politically and culturally.


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'Valor' Charts Mostly Forgotten Civil War Battle

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A new groundbreaking book on the role of African American soldiers during the civil war could forever change the way you view U.S. history. The book, Uncommon Valor: The Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War (Wiley, $25.95), tells the riveting story of the battle of New Market Heights.


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